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Renovation 3RD Edition Completely Rev & Updateby Michael Litchfield
Synopses & Reviews
A home within a home … is there any living arrangement that holds more appeal? Carving out in-law (or other) quarters from an existing home is a win-win any way you look at it — financially, practically, and emotionally. The audience for this book is broad — from the baby boomer caring for elderly parents, or returning kids, to the homeowner who is simply in search of a smart way to help pay the mortgage. It puts a wide range of options out there, including attic conversions, bump-out additions, and even freestanding structures. This book covers every eventuality involved in creating a secondary living space in your home or on your property — from planning and soundproofing to safety and security, even how to deal with damp basements.
One of the greatest collections of home renovation brainpower has been completely revised and updated with all new color photography and content. More than 1,000 photos are included in this "bible" of renovation.
The "bible" of home renovators for over 25 years, "Renovation" has now been completely revised and updated with all new color photography.
About the Author
MICHAEL LITCHFIELD has been renovating houses or writing about them for more than 30 years. A founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, Litchfield is perhaps best known as the author of the classic, Renovation: A Complete Guide. These days, he is the host of “Heading Home” on KWMR radio in Marin County, California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Is an In-law Unit Right for You…
Chapter 2: Designing In-laws
Chapter 3: Choosing Appliances and Materials
Chapter 4: Planning and Building
Chapter 5: Basement In-laws
Chapter 6: Garage Conversions
Chapter 7: Stand-alone In-laws
Chapter 8: Bump-outs, Carve-outs, and Attics
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